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Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

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Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

Hi, wondering if the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum is wheelchair accessible? If using a walker instead, is it a long way to walk? And even though it may be disable-friendly, is getting there in a wheelchair at night manageable? Is it well-lit? Thanks.

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1. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

It is wheelchair accessible and is not a long walk, but it is *not* well lit. You'll want to take a flashlight.

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2. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

Thanks SheaG!

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3. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

If you bring a placard with you so that you can park at the beginning of the ramp, it will be even shorter, but in any case it is fine. I would suggest you go with someone though. I also suggest you go later, when not so many people are there, as the railing is very short and it might be hard to maneuver if there are a couple dozen people as there might be shortly after sunset.

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4. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

Just to add to the good advice above - here's a google street view of it - if you rotate the picture 360° (or move along the walkway with the arrows on the photo) you can see the distance from the parking lot to the viewing area. http://goo.gl/maps/lE9wo

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5. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

You will find that wheelchair accessibility in the US is pretty good. Our federal laws are strict - and have been in place for maybe 20 years now.

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6. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

"Not well lit" is an understatement if you're there after dark. We ended up using our cell phone to light the way. It was better than nothing.

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7. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

BLBL, our accessibility is decent on this island, but is not great. The beaches in particular are not accessible for the most part.

In VNP, Thurston lava tube is not accessible.

Akaka Falls State Park has no wheelchair accessibility, which is unfortunate.

However, they did a wonderful project in Hilo to make Moku Ola (Coconut Island) accessible with a new bridge, a few years back.

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8. Re: Getting to the viewing platform at the Jaggar Museum

Yes, certain types of areas, historic sites, etc. are exempt ... and there are other triggers for enforcement.

Still ... sometimes if you ask ... other arrangements can be made. My point: most places try to be accomodating, although you might not see it immediately.

Edited: 21 January 2014, 21:27
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